The Saving and Employment Effects of Higher Job Loss Risk
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In this paper we use Norwegian tax data and a novel natural experiment to isolate the impact of job loss risk on saving behavior. We ﬁnd that a one percentage point increase in job loss risk increases liquid savings by roughly 1.2 - 2.0 percent. Further, we show that employment falls in non-tradable industries not directly aﬀected by the shock, also after controlling for intersectoral linkages and lower demand from aﬀected industries, consistent with the household demand channel of recessions.